Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Doing the pro-choice movement a favor

I'm not going to hold the newly-disclosed views of Richard Nixon against the pro-choice movement as a whole:

Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.” But he also saw a need for abortion in some cases — like interracial pregnancies, he said.

“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding, “Or a rape.”

Nixon was just a politician, after all, and a Republican, at that--it's not like he was the founder of Planned Parenthood, or anything.


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